Third Headliner for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023

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Bastille and many other acts added to Bella 2023 bill

The internationally-renowned British band, Bastille, joins previously announced headliners Travis and Sigrid for the 2023 event, for their debut at the festival.

Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ was the biggest-selling digital album of 2013, earning the band the title of the year’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act. The album’s lead single, ‘Pompeii’, became an international hit and has since gone triple platinum. Follow up , ‘Wild World’, also scored a similar amount off popular support hitting No.1 in the UK and a top five in the US.

With their infectious melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and undeniable charisma, they have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands of the current times and we look forward to catching them on the Garden stage at Bella 2023.

Other acts announced for the festival include Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, who will be returning to the festival after her standout performance in 2017.

I’ve come to realise that my banter with the crowd is a really important part of my show, particularly my solo show, and really makes each gig unique. I’ve been pushing it more and more these last few years, and the gig sometimes feels more like a comedy show! We have a really good laugh. The more you can be yourself on stage, the more you can genuinely connect I think.

KT Tunstall in her interview with us in 2017

Indie rock band The Zutons will make their Bella debut, while festival favorites Alabama 3 and Scottish alternative rockers Fatherson will also make a return.

Fatherson through the ages

The lineup also features some of 2023’s most promising rising artists, including Ivor Novello nominated Katie Gregson-Macleod and Liverpool four-piece The Mysterines, described as “new grunge heroes” by Rolling Stone.

Other acts include Highland Folk legend Duncan Chisholm, Aberdeen natives The Xcerts, and Inverness’ singer-songwriter James Mackenzie. Cable Street Collective will bring their upbeat rhythms and Congolese influenced guitar sounds, while Valtos, winners of the 2022 MG Alba ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’, will round out the current lineup announcement.

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